ipw2200 freebsd 7 firmware problem

Vince Hoffman jhary at unsane.co.uk
Wed May 21 08:33:34 UTC 2008

Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have an ipw2200 bg. I can't make it work under FreeBSD 7 on AMD64.
> This is the output of pciconf -lv
> none0 at pci0:0:5:0:       class=0x028000 card=0x27028086 chip=0x42208086
> rev=0x05 hdr=0x00
>     vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
>     device     = 'MPCI3B  driverIntel PRO/Wireless 2200BG'
>     class      = network
> dmesg shows the following:
> pci0: <network> at device 5.0 (no driver attached)
> I tried to instal the iwi-firmware from ports:

Have you read the manpage for iwi?
no ports are needed the firmware is now in the base system, Just add the
entries as specified in this snippet from man iwi

  Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the
     following lines in loader.conf(5):


     In both cases, place the following lines in loader.conf(5) to load the
     firmware modules:



 This driver requires firmware to be loaded before it will work.  For
the loaded firmware to work the license at
     /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/LICENSE must be agreed to and the
follow-ing line be added to loader.conf(5):


> ===>  iwi-firmware-2.4_8 is configured with iwicontrol(8) which you
> don't need, use 'make rmconfig' and uncheck CONTROL.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/net/iwi-firmware.
> I tried the suggested workaround, but I got:
> ===> No user-specified options configured for iwi-firmware-2.4_8
> I tried with pkg_add -r iwi-firmware-2.4_8 and I got
> Error: FTP Unable to get
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-7.0-release/Latest/iwi-firmware-2.4_8.tbz:
> File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
> pkg_add: unable to fetch
> 'ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-7.0-release/Latest/iwi-firmware-2.4_8.tbz'
> by URL
> My ports are up to date (cvsup.de.FreeBSD.org)
> So... How can I make the wireless card work?
> Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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